Speakers to give inside account of Washington, President LBJ

By Kelly Berger Bess Abell, Tyler Abell and Bobby Baker, who all had close ties with former President Lyndon B. Johnson, will tell of their encounters with him and changes they have seen in Washington from the 1950s and ‘60s until now. The event, titled “LBJ and Kentucky: An Inside Account,” is the 26th edition […]

Students hold 30-hour fast

By Averi Cummins Members of Students Taking Action Globally spent part of their weekend supporting the fight against world hunger and spreading awareness of the issue across campus. Students in STAG fasted for 30 hours starting Friday at midnight and ending at 6 a.m. Saturday, and collected canned goods outside of Kroger on Saturday. The […]

Students put ‘spin’ on old game

Psychology and Japanese sophomore Erik Bently competes with other students in the Ultimate Twister Gay-Straight Alliance event held in room 357 of the Student Center Thursday night. The event was a part of “Coming Out Week.” Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

Gay Straight Alliance members from across campus and beyond gathered in the Student Center on Thursday night to participate in Ultimate Twister. The event was one of the main attractions for “Coming Out Week,” which supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community and their allies. The event is held annually and is put […]

Free H1N1 clinics to set up in November

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Starting on Nov. 7, the H1N1 vaccine will be available to the public through the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department free clinics. Dr. Chris Nelson, associate professor of pediatrics specializing in infectious diseases, said UK is not involved yet. “We have offered to help, but nothing yet official,” Nelson said in an e-mail to the Kernel. […]

Council rethinks South Limestone construction deadlines

By Jenny Boylan Lexington drivers may have early relief to some of their frustrations concerning the congested traffic around downtown. The South Limestone construction, which began this past summer, has proved quite the hardship for many of the businesses in the area.  The project was initially set to last an entire year, until business owners […]

New children’s ER to open in 2010

A rendering of the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center in UK Hospital's new facility. Photo provided by UK Hospital.

By Lucy Hargett Makenna David fell in love with a colorful, ceramic tile wall she found in a Texas hospital. The designs and colors provided her a distraction from the seriousness of her hospital visits. So after the death of one-year-old Makenna in 1998, her parents, Greg and Sheila David, decided to build a similar […]

A blend of Asian culture

By Richard Symons The East is meeting the West. Beginning Saturday, the UK Asia Center and the UK Asian Fine Arts Initiative will host the first annual ArtsAsia Festival. The festival is a week-long celebration of Asian art and culture, including world-class musicians, artists, dancers, scholars and educators, according to a UK Asia Center news […]

Darwin, evolution to be subject of lecture series


UK is evolving. The UK Gaines Center for the Humanities will host the 2009 Bale Boone Symposium. The series of lectures is entitled “Science, Humanities and Culture in the Wake of Darwin.” Various authors and professors will be speaking about evolution in America and its history. “Science, Humanities and Culture in the Wake of Darwin” […]

Sparking controversy: Security, protest heightened for arrival of former Israeli prime minister

Palestinians and Palestinian supporters gathered Wednesday evening to protest the speech by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who spoke about peace and his time as prime minister during his visit to UK on Wednesday at the Singletary Center for the Arts.   Photo by Allie Garza | Staff

By Cassidy Herrington Rose Avenue paralleled the divide between Israel and Palestine Wednesday evening with the arrival of Israel’s former prime minister Ehud Olmert. Keffiyeh scarves and Palestinian flags signaled the passionate opposition to Olmert, while a flood of students, faculty and community members came to hear his speech intended to promote peace in the […]

Home additions frozen: Council to require permit for expansions

By Laura Clark Homeowners looking to expand floorspace may find a new obstacle in their path. On Tuesday, the Urban County Council voted to  place a six-month moratorium on large home additions upon the 3rd District of Lexington, which includes UK. The district’s councilwoman, Diane Lawless, said the freeze on permits to make certain additions […]